I frequently am asked to bring snacks for an evening Bible study as well as a Sunday morning class. Typically, the morning snacks are a pastry and a fruit, but obviously I won't be able to eat anything.
When you're asked to bring snacks, what are your favorite paleo foods that other people will eat, too?
I'm really lazy so I usually go for something that involves minimal processing/preparation - carrot sticks, olives and nuts (maybe some cucumbers and radishes in there, too). You can supply a bowl of ranch style salad dressing for those who can't take their veggies plain.
For morning snack, I'd just beg off, or bring some berries and/or fruit salad. Fruit is good for you, particularly when compared with muffins and other baked stuff. Mini crustless quiches sound great but like I said, I'm lazy, too much work. :)
Bacon deviled eggs (perfect for bible study ;)
Grapes, Berries, Melon Salad, Kerrygold Cheese if you're doing dairy (inexpensive and pastured), Bag of individually wrapped extra dark chocolates (usually Lindt), Crustless Quiche. If you’re feeling adventurous, the orange cake recipe from Elana’s Pantry is out of this world.
For mornings, I'd go on and bring fruit and egg/sausage/spinach muffins or mini-quiches. For afternoons or evenings, try guacamole, deli meat/cream cheese/pickle rolls, mini-meatballs, and deviled eggs. Just stay away from sweets or buy something you'd never ever touch- the 'sweets' that I happily make that are semi-legal are met with awful faces for being unsweet from SAD eaters.
My mother-in-law was worried about what I would eat at Christmas, and she found a really good recipe for bacon wrapped water chestnuts. I have never heard if water chestnuts are Paleo. I think they are... but they were delicious! She wrapped them, stuck a tooth pick in them and baked them at 300, I think it was for about 2 hours. Just an idea. I have also brought some homemade Larabars. That would be more on the desertish side. I like the chocolate fudge brownie ones and can provide the recipe, if you like. They are made with dates, nuts, and cocoa powder with a smidge of vanilla extract. These went over well with my mother and MIL, but my sister didn't care for them. My two year old thinks they are great, and I like them. It's really a mater of taste. You can't please everyone all the time :)
melon chunks, banana chunks, or avocado chunks wrapped with prosciutto
are easy and tasty
An 'oven breakfast casserole' of 2
eggs per person, chopped spinach, and
home-made breakfast sausage is a regular donation to morning staff meetings here.
Chebe bread (see related recipes here) stuffed with scrambled eggs, breakfast meat, and spinach or kale
If funds are short:
Stuffed eggs: Boil 1-2 eggs per person. Mix egg yolks with steamed spinach or kale, cream cheese or coconut mayonnaise, and garlic/spices, then re-stuff whites
Cinnamon-covered broiled bananas (nice if you want a sweet): Cut slightly green bananas into bite-sized chunks. Dip each chunk in melted, pastured butter and sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Broil for 2 minutes, until browned. Add a toothpick, and you're done.